lilac definition

  • noun:
    • any one of numerous shrubs associated with genus Syringa, particularly S. vulgaris, widely developed for its clusters of fragrant purplish or white plants.
    • A pale to light or moderate purple.
    • a big shrub associated with genus Syringa, bearing white, pale red or purple blossoms.
    • Lilac blossoms.
    • A pale purple color, the color of some lilac plants.
    • A shrub of this genus Syringa. You can find six types, natives of Europe and Asia. Syringa vulgaris, the common lilac, and Syringa Persica, the Persian lilac, are generally cultivated for fragrance and beauty of these purplish or white blossoms. In the Uk colonies other bushes have actually this title.
    • A light purplish shade that way of the flower of purplish lilac.
    • A shrub of this genus Syringa. See Syringa.
    • the colour for the common lilac-blossom; a pale-purple color. A color-disk consists of half synthetic ultramarine, one 6th Chinese vermilion, and another 3rd light will give a lilac.
    • A fanciers' name for a peculiar bluish-gray shade shown when you look at the coats of some domesticated mice.
    • any of different plants of the genus Syringa having large panicles of frequently fragrant flowers
  • adjective:
    • having a pale purple colour.
    • of a pale purple color
  • others:
    • associated with the light-purple colour of the rose for the common lilac.

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